Ponteland is a well-heeled town just 10 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne and close to the city's airport. Its history dates back to at least the 1300s, when its castle was ransacked by the Scots. Today, this cosmopolitan little town of around 10,000 residents enjoys an excellent reputation as a popular residential area and the restaurants of Ponteland help to attract a number of visitors into the area. These tourists can also enjoy some stunning country walks and visits to the town's ancient churches. Our selection of the finest Ponteland restaurants makes it easy to reserve a table in this bustling town.
If you enjoy a little history along with great food, there are one or two restaurants in Ponteland where you can fill up on both. The Blackbird Inn, for example, is built around the ruins of that 14th century ransacked castle and is said to hide a tunnel connecting it to the nearby St. Mary's church. On the food front, British gastropub classics include a starter of ham hock terrine and pease pudding, followed by a main of succulent pork belly with crackling and black pudding.
There's quite a foodie population in Ponteland and restaurants in the area are comfortable catering for those sophisticated palettes. Take Branches Restaurant. Here you can indulge yourself with a starter of crispy duck salad served with a piquant sesame, coriander, sweet chilli and soy dressing, and continue with mains such as garlic roasted chicken breast served with thyme, fondant potato, smoked pancetta, caramelised baby onions and wild mushrooms. Remember to leave some room for excellent desserts like the stunning white chocolate cheesecake with winter berries, raspberry sorbet and a white chocolate ganache.
If you're visiting the area, be sure to include the fine restaurants of Ponteland on your itinerary. Once you've enjoyed the countryside and historic sites, a warm welcome awaits, along with the sort of food that will quickly restore your energy levels and put a smile on your face. Tables are limited in this small town, however, so be sure to book here on Quandoo to round off your day with a delicious meal.